NFLPA Alan Page Community Award

The NFLPA Alan Page Community Award (APC) has been awarded by the National Football League Players Association continuously since 1967. Previously named the Byron "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year Award, after Byron "Whizzer" White, the award was renamed in the fall of 2018 in honor of Alan Page. Alan Page has been a stalwart for the players union since his early days as an Executive Committee member as well as a pioneer for social justice during his distinguished 23-year tenure on the Minnesota Supreme Court.[1]

The most recent winner, for the 2019 season, is Brandon Copeland of the New York Jets.[2] The award annually recognize one player who goes above and beyond to perform community service in his hometown and team city. Past winners have included Drew Brees, Warrick Dunn, Gale Sayers, Bart Starr, Archie Manning, Peyton Manning and Ken Houston.[3]

The 2001 recipient, Michael McCrary, was the child in the Supreme Court case Runyon v. McCrary (1976) in which Justice White had participated nearly a quarter of a century before McCrary's award. White had dissented from the position taken by the lawyers for McCrary.

WinnersEdit

Season Player Position Team
1967 Bart Starr Quarterback Green Bay Packers
1968 Willie Davis Defensive end Green Bay Packers
1969 Eddie Meador Safety Los Angeles Rams
1970 Gale Sayers Running back Chicago Bears
1971 Kermit Alexander Defensive back Los Angeles Rams
1972 Ray May Linebacker Baltimore Colts
1973 Andy Russell Linebacker Pittsburgh Steelers
1974 Floyd Little Running back Denver Broncos
1975 Rocky Bleier Running back Pittsburgh Steelers
1976 Jim Hart Quarterback St. Louis Cardinals
1977 Lyle Alzado Defensive end Denver Broncos
1978 Archie Manning Quarterback New Orleans Saints
1979 Roger Staubach Quarterback Dallas Cowboys
1980 Gene Upshaw Guard Oakland Raiders
1981 Ken Houston Safety Washington Redskins
1982 Franco Harris Running back Pittsburgh Steelers
1983 Doug Dieken Offensive tackle Cleveland Browns
1984 Rolf Benirschke Placekicker San Diego Chargers
1985 Reggie Williams Linebacker Cincinnati Bengals
1986 Nat Moore Wide receiver Miami Dolphins
1987 George Martin Defensive end New York Giants
1988 Deron Cherry Safety Kansas City Chiefs
1989 Mike Singletary Linebacker Chicago Bears
1990 Ozzie Newsome Tight End Cleveland Browns
1991 Mike Kenn Offensive tackle Atlanta Falcons
1992 Reggie White Defensive end Philadelphia Eagles
1993 Nick Lowery Placekicker Kansas City Chiefs
1994 Mark Kelso Safety Buffalo Bills
1995 Derrick Thomas Linebacker Kansas City Chiefs
1996 Bill Brooks Wide receiver Indianapolis Colts
1997 Chris Zorich Defensive tackle Chicago Bears
1998 Hardy Nickerson Linebacker Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1999 Cris Carter Wide receiver Minnesota Vikings
2000 Doug Pelfrey Placekicker Cincinnati Bengals
2001 Michael McCrary Defensive end Baltimore Ravens
2002 Mark Brunell Quarterback Jacksonville Jaguars
2003 Troy Vincent Cornerback Philadelphia Eagles
2004 Derrick Brooks Linebacker Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2005 Peyton Manning Quarterback Indianapolis Colts
2006 Steve McNair Quarterback Tennessee Titans
2007 John Lynch Safety Denver Broncos
2008 Warrick Dunn Running back Atlanta Falcons
2009 Brian Dawkins Safety Philadelphia Eagles
2010 Nnamdi Asomugha Cornerback Oakland Raiders
2011 Tony Richardson Fullback New York Jets
2012 Drew Brees Quarterback New Orleans Saints[4]
2013 Charlie Batch Quarterback Pittsburgh Steelers[5]
2014 Anquan Boldin Wide receiver San Francisco 49ers[3]
2015 Chad Greenway Linebacker Minnesota Vikings[6]
2016 Thomas Davis Linebacker Carolina Panthers[7]
2017 Malcolm Jenkins Safety Philadelphia Eagles[8]
2018 Chris Long Defensive end Philadelphia Eagles[9]
2019 Andrew Whitworth Offensive tackle Los Angeles Rams
2020 Brandon Copeland Linebacker New York Jets

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NFLPA establishes "Alan Page Community Award" as its highest honor". NFLPA.com. September 4, 2018.
  2. ^ "Brandon Copeland Named 2020 NFLPA Alan Page Community Award Winner". NFLPA.com. January 30, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Anquan Boldin Named 2014 Byron Whizzer White Winner". National Football League Players Association. March 20, 2014. Archived from the original on May 8, 2014. Retrieved May 8, 2014.
  4. ^ "Drew Brees Wins 46th Annual Byron Whizzer White Award", NFLPlayers.com, January 21, 2012.
  5. ^ "Byron "Whizzer" White Award goes to Steelers QB Charlie Batch"
  6. ^ "Chad Greenway named 2015 Byron 'Whizzer' White Award winner"
  7. ^ "Panthers' Thomas Davis Selected As 2016 Byron "Whizzer" White Awardee"
  8. ^ "Philadelphia's Malcolm Jenkins Selected as 2017 Byron "Whizzer" White Award Winner"
  9. ^ "Chris Long wins NFLPA’s Byron “Whizzer” White award"